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    The newly-elected governor of your state has promised to fight against organized crime. She is not completely sure what is meant by "infiltration of business." You have been asked to provide her a 4- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word document that reviews the various ways in which organized crime groups interact with businesses and government agencies, including the following points:
    •Explain the different ways in which an organized crime group can make money by intimidating businesses, including:
    ◦Protection from work stoppage.
    ◦Protection from supply stoppage.
    ◦Protection from vandalism or other crimes against the business.
    •Explain what is meant by "no-show jobs" and "bid-rigging."
    • Explain the connection between organized crime and some labor unions. (The 1987 President's Commission on Organized Crime report can be helpful here).

    Support your answers with appropriate research and examples.

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    The newly-elected governor of your state has promised to fight against organized crime. She is not completely sure what is meant by "infiltration of business." You have been asked to provide her a 4- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word document that reviews the various ways in which organized crime groups interact with businesses and government agencies, including the following points:
    •Explain the different ways in which an organized crime group can make money by intimidating businesses, including:
    ◦Protection from work stoppage.

    The organized crime families are able to infiltrate the construction industry by strongarming union officials and businesses through the use of collusion, illegal political financing, and bid-rigging. This allows organized crime gangs the ability to stop work on construction sites that don't pay their bribes through the use of these unions that are able to compel workers to stop working efficiently enough for the job to be completed. In addition, the mafia also uses this tactic in the transportation industry in regard to preventing work throughout the supply chain by infiltrating freight businesses, which all companies rely upon. If organized crime is able to infiltrate this facet of any business, they will possess the ability to definitively alter the resources and building material that is needed for ...

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